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[3/13/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.14, 2015 @ 4:20 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tatsunori Hara is planning to make a decision on his opening day starter some time around March 15. Source: Sponichi 3/13/2015
  • Hisayoshi Chono is working his way back from right elbow and knee surgery. He could play in his first rehab game during an upcoming three-game Ni-gun series against Lotte that begins on March 17. Source: Sponichi 3/13/2015
  • Shuichi Murata will be sent down to Ni-gun due to his struggles. Source: Sanspo 3/13/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers visited Nishinomiya Shrine on March 13 and prayed for a successful season. Source: Sponichi 3/13/2015
  • Suguru Iwazaki could make his next start on March 18 against Yakult. The rotation for the Yakult series that begins on March 31 could be: Atsushi Nomi, Iwazaki, and Akira Iwamoto. Source: Sanspo 3/13/2015
  • Randy Messenger is slated to start one more game before the start of the regular season: March 20 vs Orix at Kyocera Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/13/2015
  • Yao-Lin Wang (tryout) tossed a bullpen session at the Naruohama facilities on March 13. He threw fifty-five pitches to Akihito Fujii. He is slated to pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on March 15. Source: Daily Sports 3/13/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Shota Dobayashi is running out of time to prove that he belongs on the opening day active roster. Source: Sponichi 3/13/2015

Chunichi Dragsons

  • Ryosuke Hirata joined Ichi-gun workouts on March 13. In six Ni-gun games in March Hirata went 10-for-21. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/13/2015
  • Daisuke Yamai, Daisuke Yamai, Kazuki Yoshimi, Tomoya Yagi and Raul Valdes will most likely be a part of the opening day starting rotation. Source: Sports Hochi 3/13/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Hisanori Takahashi and Kenjiro Tsuruoka were sent down to Ni-gun. Masashi Nishimori was called up. Source: Sanspo 3/13/2015